1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Base ball player makes perfect contact with a ball striking it at 45° angle above the horizontal at a point 1.3 m above the ground. His ball just makes it clear of the 3m wall 130m from home plate. What was the velocity at with he struck the ball. 2. Relevant equations is my final answer correct? i think my steps are good and that my assumptions are perfectly reasonable but i am getting a very unrealistic answer, please can somebody help me it would be very appreciated?! :) 3. The attempt at a solution Ok so i assumed that when the question states the ball just makes it over the wall that its vertical velocity is 0m/s then assuming that i plugged it into this kinematic equation d=(v2)(t)- (1/2)(a)(t)^2 (note i am trying to find time just through the vertical components) i then subtracted the height of which the ball was hit with where v2 was 0m/s which is 3m giving me 1.7 m for vert displacement so i have d i have v2 and i have a with is -9.8m/s^2. after plugging this into the equation and solving for t i get 0.6s. i then move on to find the horizontal velocity since it is constant and i now have time so i plug it into v=d/t because i have d horizontal (130m) and t (0.6s) from this i get 217 m/s (v horizontal) i then automatically know vi= 217 m/s as well because it was projected at a 45° angle then i use pathagreans theorem and solve for Vi and end up with 307 m/s [45°].